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The Mouse That Jack Built
     

The Mouse That Jack Built

by Cyndy Szekeres
 
Inspired by the nursery rhyme "This Is the House That Jack Built", this delightful poem tells the story of Jack the bunny and the snowmouse he builds on a winter afternoon.

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Inspired by the nursery rhyme "This Is the House That Jack Built", this delightful poem tells the story of Jack the bunny and the snowmouse he builds on a winter afternoon.

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Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
Rhyme and repetition will make this spin-off from The House That Jack Built a favorite of the wee ones. Jack is a bunny who builds a mouse snowman using his own tattered scarf and hat for adornment. He retrieves them when called home by his mother. Next day, his mother has a surprise for Jack and the snowman. Storybook illustrations add charm.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 2--In this variation of "The House That Jack Built," Jack, a little rabbit, builds a snowmouse. The poem cumulates as he adds various features to his creation--a nose, whiskers, a hat, etc. At first the lines flow well, but toward the end the rhyming becomes choppy and no longer follows the traditional pattern. The illustrations are typical Szekeres: adorable bunnies and sweet mice. Unfortunately, there are several places where the text and illustrations do not match. At one point Mama is said to call Jack "with a scold," but her grinning expression shows no reprimand. If there is a need for endearing animals cavorting in the snow, select instead Mick Inkpen's Kipper's Snowy Day (Harcourt, 1996) or Jonathan London's Froggy Gets Dressed (Viking, 1992).--Elaine Lesh Morgan, Multnomah County Library, Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780590691970
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.33(w) x 6.81(h) x 0.36(d)
Age Range:
3 - 6 Years

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